St. Paul, MN Train Wreck, Aug 1887
A Reckless Engine Driver:
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 1.--Wednesday afternoon the Wisconsin Central train left the Union Station, and upon arriving at the trestle work near Hamm's brewery came in collision with a wild engine of the St. Paul & Duluth road. The engine was run by Engineer Sinks, who had orders to keep clear of regular trains. The Wisconsin Central train was regular and on time, and Sinks had his time card in his pocket and is responsible for the collision. Both engineers were so badly injured that they can hardly recover. No passengers were hurt.
Daily Gazette, Rockford, IL 1 Sept 1887